Matthew McGeehan AFF Skydive Taft.

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in AFF - Accelerated FreeFall

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Tandem skydiving allows first-time jumpers to experience the thrill and excitement of the sport without the preparation and knowledge required for a solo jump. It only takes a brief training after which you will freefall harnessed to a highly skilled instructor from over two miles above the Earth, reaching speeds of up to 120 miles an hour. At the safe altitude of 5,000 feet the instructor will deploy the main parachute. If you choose, you can activate the parachute yourself, and then take in the view of the San Joaquin Valley, Santa Andreas Fault, on the tranquil ride down.

Your USPA certified tandem instructor will wear a special glove equipped with two cameras, one for video and one for stills, with a special lens to capture the up-close footage of you in freefall. You will be able to share your reactions and expressions of your greatest adventure with everyone!

We dub, edit, and add music to personalize your video right after you jump. You will leave Skydive Taft with your own personal USB thumb drive of your video and digital photos for you to keep. Please notify us at the time of your jump if you would like our skilled instructors to capture your skydiving experience forever.


A four to six hour ground school prepares you for your first AFF jump, which is the best and most efficient way to learn how to skydive solo. You will jump from over two miles above the earth accompanied by two jumpmasters while wearing your own parachute system.

After approximately one minute of freefall, you will deploy your own parachute and land while being coached by your instructor over the radio. This program involves eight levels of instruction. After you have completed your AFF training, our coaching program can continue with you until you qualify for your USPA “A” License.

Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid photo I.D. Cannot weigh over 230 pounds. All prices include complete training, equipment, as well as the jump. All prices are per person, per jump.
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